Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer

I have always loved reading novels about the Amish. I am fascinated by their simple life. This book did not disappoint.

About the book: "Marianna Sommer believes she knows where her life is headed. Nineteen years old and Amish, her plan is to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and live in the only community she's ever known. When Marianna's family moves from Indiana to Montana she discovers life and faith will never be the same. As she builds an easy friendship with local guy, Ben Stone, Ben not only draws her heart, he also gets her thinking about what loving God and living in community is all about. As Marianna struggles to find "home", she also encounters God in intimate ways."

This was a very positive heartfelt book. I enjoyed the change of scenery from typical Amish books. Montana is definately not a place you typically think of as an Amish setting. This book was different from most Amish stories and I enjoyed the fresh approach it gave. My heart went out to the family and the heartaches they endured. Definately a must read!

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